First Post in my 364 and a Quarter Project (1/17/10)
Hello RCP 364 and a quarter blog visitors !!!
This is Me, Ryan Clyde (above). This is my first post for my 364 and a quarter project. Some of what will be posted will be artsy, sexy, black and white, vividly colorful, shocking, beautiful, bloody, sensitive, many many more and all created and shot by me with the help of friends and associates alike. I've decided that for everyday this next year I am going to post a new photograph. Zoning in on the use of off camera lighting (which I've been in love with since my first Nikon SB-600 flash and sender receiver set of Pocket Wizards). My goal is to expose my weaknesses as well as my strengths in photography. No one is perfect and I am far from it, but I refuse to give up on my career in photography at 25 and need a new project to keep the wind in my sails. I've been shooting since I was a teenager, something like 12 or 13..? Shooting friends skating, flowers, smiles, portraits, etc.. and of course bums on the streets of places we visited on our adventures in the streets at night in downtown Phoenix. I continued shooting skating and lifestyle photography for years... all black and white and nothing but 35mm film. Sometime around 19 I decided this is what I want to do for the rest of my life. I "invested," slash, went into debt big time, and purchased my first pro/consumer Digi SLR and started shooting for real. It's been wild, I've had a lot of good times and there are a lot of great things that I've been able to be a part of and contribute to since that decision to make my first of many purchases in the photo world. Since 19, I've continued to grow and develope my skills. Shooting mostly people... portrait work, music editorial/band packaging press kits, lifestyle, and event photography. Most of what I do, is to just shoot what comes along, but I love working with other artists. They are people who are forward thinkers and creatively driven, which makes my job in capturing those interesting moments, all that much easier.
Currently I'm looking to focus on improving my use of lighting and controlling it within any given situation placed in front of me.... blah blah blah ...... I could talk all day about what I'm trying to accomplish with this blog project!! but I'm positive that over the course of the next year I will continue to evolve, thus goals will change.
-wish me luck-
Second Post - Tesleah shoot (1-18-10)
Shot this awhile back but needed to re edit and color balance the hell out of the image. Played around a bit with a single Alien Bee 1600 on a boom stand. I shot her with the key just above her head, placed just above the Taleasha. Modified the light a bit with a DIY soft box made from a speedring attachment(made from an incandescent light, tin umbrella, which I cut with a 4 and a quarter inch grinder and re-mounted the tin onto the clamp for the female end.) Shot this at 1/125 of a second shutter speed, f/stop: f/11 aprox. 23 mm focal length on a 15 mm-30 mm fish lens. Alien Bee full blast max power, ripped through the soft box which was double layered with diffusion cloth and blammm.. got my elevated lit model and filled her with a sb-800 in front and two SB-600 behind her throwin my light on the backdrop. That was it.. we had a fun shoot- this was actually a dual model shoot that I just happened to pick one of the singles to display...
Third Post - Erica (1-19-10)
This is a photo I'm adding to the 2nd post from the same shoot.. Erica is the model. Same lighting scheme and technique.. different look
Fourth Post - Courtney (1-19-10)
Fourth Post - Christian (1-20-19)
Christian shoot... Not going to write about this shoot tonight.. It's been a long night..
Sorry!!!!... for the delay on this 364 project.. The ultimate goal of this project is to be able to produce great images on the daily and get them posted for review and open critique. Unfortunately no situation is perfect.. and this past week has been just that.. not perfect. I will continue with my 364 and a quarter project by starting to post again tomorrow about 6 p.m. I have had internet/ computer issues to be followed by an unavoidable personal situation that needed to be addressed before another post could be possible. SOOOO see ya tomorrow.. back.on.track
Fifth Post - Christian (1-30-10)
Back in the studio vibe... Felt the black and white on this one.. simple. She's a looker and you dont need to overdue it sometimes when u have that to work with.. Studio is over with.. one more shoot tomorrow night and then the paper is gettin burned down... time to get out into the world and shoot this location ish for sure!
Sixth Post - Megan (2-2-10)
Megs.. late night.. on the move in a golf cart.. night.
UNfortunately Febuary had its setbacks and the wreck ran it's course. With out going into details.. I will be doing with this project what most people do with their first 365 project. I WILL BE STARTING IT OVER hahaha
It's just the way of the world. Sometimes life throws a bunch of lemons at you and you have to either throw em back, or eat em. Since I happen to have some tea laying around I decided to make my half and half Arnold Palmers solution.. but that's an after thought.
BOTTOM LINE.. I should be into my new house here in a couple of days.. I will have my computer and camera equip back in the same zip code, plugged in, and ready to snap away!! I am not going to erase my gameplan or goals for this project.. just hitting the reset button and starting a new. Gimme a couple of days and I will be bloggin away again on the daily!!